Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 205: This one's for the ladies - Wale x Jeremih x Rick Ross "That Way" (Music Video)

Wale - That Way ft. Jeremih & Rick Ross

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Smooth beat, relaxing sounds, good vocals, chill raps, and has a tune everybody can enjoy.. what's not to like about this one? #happythoughts

Wale.. Rick Ross.. MMG. Definitely for the mainstream listeners and oh yea, I can't forget about the ladies too ;) #hollaaa

I'm used to hearing hardcore beats from Lex Luger but he did a nice job with this one.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 204: Wish I coulda been in Canada for this - OVOFest behinds the scene (Video)

Yea, this video is a tad late but I just wanna show everyone that I really enjoy live shows/music these days since I missed out on soo much when I younger, and hope the people I'm reaching have a similar appreciation to enjoy this video I'm posting.

There are a lot of Hip-Hop shows in LA but I'm having trouble finding the time and the right people who want to go with me. S'all good tho.. as long as I stay motivated...

Saw it here first: OctobersVeryOwn

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 203: One of my favorite Kendrick Lamar tracks from Section.80 - A.D.H.D.(Music Video)

Kendrick Lamar - A.D.H.D.

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This is one of those tracks where you gotta light one up every time this song comes on.. trust me, it will sound sooo much better. #wheresmylighter

It looks like Kendrick Lamar is having so much fun in this music video though.. makes me wish I could go back to my younger days and do it all over again. Doesn't watching this make you just want to let loose a bit? #youonlyliveonce

Ok, enough blabbin.. real talk tho. Ever since I was first introduced to Kendrick's music last Fall, I've been hook onto his style, sik flows, and the content with his raps. My thoughts: d00d is mad talented now and in a few years people will probably deem him a genius.

Like I said in a previous post, go get his recent album Section.80 b/c it's gonna be a CLASSIC!


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 202: Rock the Bells - Where Hip-Hop stays true and is still alive (Events)
- Nas on stage performing..

8/20/11 (San Bernadino, CA): So, I wasn't sure if I was going to go to Rock the Bells this past Saturday but luckily I was able to get one of my good music homies to come out with me.

I left LA pretty late so I didn't get to enjoy RTB to it's fullest but I managed to check out a bit of Erika Badu & Mobb Deep, saw Nas peform, and ended the cold night with some Lauryn Hill. Yea, it was freakin cold cuz I was wearing a T-shirt & shorts expecting it to be super hot over there. #wardrobefail

Anyways, here's a video I took of one of my new favorite songs by Nas & Common called "Ghetto Dreams." Chekkit live right here:

- Still a lot of Hip-Hop fans here as you can see...

Regardless of missing a lot of performances during the day, I'm grateful I was able to go & enjoy live Hip-Hop and be surrounded by Hip-Hop heads for once. It seems like they're hard to find around here in LA since everybody around me listens to that electro/dub-step sh*t, or maybe I need to start looking for them...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 201: The WestCoast rap torch has been passed to Kendrick Lamar! (Video)

Last Friday, Kendrick Lamar had a show at the Music Box in Hollywood, CA, and every top dawg from the West was there like Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, The Game, and others. There were also special appearances by Big Sean, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and a bunch more I'm probably missing. The torch has been passed on, and I'm confident Kendrick will hold it down strong for the WestCoast & put us back on top. #westcoastback

Anyways, I regret not going to this show.. once in a lifetime moment... #BIGsadface

I must say though, Kendrick is a super-talented young artist who stays true to that real hip-hop sound and incorporates that new generation flavor #bestforbothworlds

If you haven't heard of him yet then go check out (buy) his recent album called Section.80. If you're a true fan of hip-hop then I dare you to listen to it and tell me you don't feel the same way about him.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 199: More KD in the offseason + Brandon Jennings lighting it up (Videos)

Kevin Durant aka "Durantula"

With all this offseason action I'm seeing from Kevin Durant, I've come to conclude:

KD > Lebron

Watch this recent video of Lebron playing in Taiwan and tell me you don't agree.. #nuffsaid =P


Brandon Jennings aka "Yung Buck"

Brandon Jennings is such a flashy Point Guard that I've always kept my eye on, and boyyyy he's got some range. Man, it's so fun watching what these NBA players are doing in the off season to stay active.

It seems like the NBA lockout may extend for a while so I hope we can see more of these off-court type of videos of these NBA players in a city near you. Just please don't go overseas! My suggestion: start an exclusive NBA All-Star Street League and tour the country!! #HOLLAAA

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 198: GoldenEye Reloaded - If I was a gamer I'd get this (Game Trailer)

I remember the days when I used to be hooked on the original GoldenEye video game for N64. I would spend a lot of my early high school days playing that game at my homies house and having tournaments all day. Ahh how I miss those days; I used to be super OG at it too.. #CLASSIC

Anyways, this new GoldenEye Reloaded game looks really cool tho. I gotta say kids have it so good these days with technology advancing so quickly in the video game world. When video games first came to play in my childhood days, it was all about the original Nintendo (NES) and Super Mario man!

Nowadays, video games are way more complicated with all these different buttons & moves/gameplay. Why can't video games go back to being simple? #toomuchwork=P

Friday, August 12, 2011

Day 197: Sports are baaack... AGAIN! Footlocker x Nike bring back "Educators" v2

Now that football is underway, I can officially say that my sport is BAAACK! (still got love for basketball too) Well, it's preseason now but I'm still really excited. In the words of Bart Scott, "CAN'T WAIT!!" for the season to begin..

I noticed that the timing of these "Educator" commercials start right when school is about to begin, which aligns up perfectly with the theme of the commercial. Footlocker & Nike did the same thing last year, and I even posted that one up here:

Day 6: Sports are Baaack

I gotta say this is a great sports ad campaign and the creative people behind it did a good job planning it. #kudos

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Day 196: This track is str8 fire! - "Ghetto Dreams" by Common x Nas (Music Video)

Common - Ghetto Dreams ft. Nas

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Missing that old school Hip-Hop sound? Well, here you go! =D

A dope collabo-track by Common & Nas with an "authentic" hip-hop beat (with real instruments & mixing; none of that electro sh*t) and fluid rhymes. They both are truly considered as artists to me when it comes to making genuine Hip-Hop music. #keepinHipHopalive

It looks like Common is coming out with a new album this Fall called The Dreamer, The Believer, so be on the lookout for that. Cuz you know I'll be all over that..

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 195: Nike ID'ed it up - Got my first pair of Nike Dunks! (Sneakers)
- Nike Dunks High Premium

As you may know, I'm a beginner big sneaker-head and was able to create & own my first pair of Nike Dunks at the Nike ID station in Santa Monica, CA. I'm so happy with my creation, what do you think? Sneakers are becoming my new obsession. =D

I will officially call them the "Hella Faded JYeezys" #trademarked 

What can I say... #Imfromthebay&IsayHELLA

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 194: "Life's got its ups & downs, I know" - Boaz x Mac Miller (Music Video)

Boaz - Around the World ft. Mac Miller

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I'm really diggin the melodies & sounds of this uplifting yet mellow-relaxing beat, which is definitely my type of tune. Hopefully one day I'll be able to compose a beat like this.. #stillLearnin

I'm too tired to write more today so listen to this track and lemme know what you think. This song also features a cool young artist by the name of Mac Miller. Enjoy.

Saw it here first: 2dopeboyz

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Day 193: It's gonna be a Lovely Day - TWDY (Music Video) **CLASSIC**

TWDY - Player's Holiday

Whenever I need to put myself in a better mood from a long day of work or get my mind off thinking about dumb sh*t, I just put on some good tunes and vibe. #MusicRelief

This song especially makes me feel so much better because it reminds me of the good times I had when I was a kid growing up in the Bay, and when this song was str8 poppin! Certain songs can uplift moods and this one does it for me. You just gotta find what your song is.

One of my favorite classic Bay Area tracks of all time btw. Hope you can vibe to this song as much as I still am. #RememberTheGoodTimes

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Day 192: Just another day for Kevin Durant on the courts - @ Rucker Park (Video)

I guess I'm a bit late with this Kevin Durant video since it has spread all over the web and already made it's way on ESPN too. Oh well, I want to show this anyways for peeps that may have missed it.

Basically, its a video of KD making three 3-pt shots in a row so effortlessly at a league game (I believe) in Rucker Park. Call him #MrSmooth

Here's another longer video showing more of the game he played in:

If an NBA lockout really does happens, I think certain NBA players should team up, start a street league, and tour the country. Do it for the fans, not the money!

Check out more of KD right here:

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 191: New BMW i3 & i8 Concept Cars - Pretty cool electric cars (Video)

It looks like BMW is stepping up their game and getting their feet wet with electric cars by unveiling their own electric concept cars: the i3 & i8. Not sure when these new electric cars will be released but they look super sleek. #iwantone

Saw it here first: hypebeast